Emma Rich UKCP MBACP
How I work
Psychotherapy is a relational journey in which client and therapist work together to foster insight and understanding, to ease suffering and to recover a life of meaning, authenticity and connection. Held within the safe, sacred space of the therapeutic relationship the work unfolds over time as we attend to the deep questions of heart and soul. Through this process we invite the possibility of healing and of a person discovering the truth of who they are and how they want to live.
As an Integrative psychotherapist I draw from different theoretical approaches according to the needs and sensibilities of my clients, creating a unique therapeutic relationship with each individual human being that seeks my assistance.
I offer individual psychotherapy. This usually takes the form of weekly or twice weekly sessions of 50 minutes in my consulting room.
While undertaking psychotherapy is a commitment the length of time involved is individual therefore the work maybe short or long term according to your needs.
Areas of Specialisation
I specialise in areas of emotional and psychological issues such as childhood trauma, depression, addiction, anxiety, emotional crisis, shame and loneliness.
Relationship issues such as love, co-depedence, sex and sexuality.
Existential issues such as lack of meaning, purpose, death, faith and spirituality.
Performance issues such as managing creativity, coping with fame and sports psychology.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited Integrative psychotherapist and I have been professionally involved in the healing arts for over 20 years. My psychotherapy training took place at Regents University in London. I have also trained with Cruse Bereavement and in Shadow Work facilitation. My background lies in yoga, meditation and body work, having graduated with distinction from the East West Centre.
My teachers and principle influences are James Hollis, Petruska Clarkson, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Robert Moore, D.W. Winnicott, Irvin Yallom and Marion Woodman. I am also profoundly interested in our relationship with nature and lead initiatory rites of passage on the land, drawing from the rivers of indigenous wisdom, perennial philosophy, myth and story, ritual process and wilderness living.
I believe it is vital for practitioners to continue their own psychotherapeutic work and ongoing professional development. I engage in weekly psychotherapy myself as well as weekly supervision. I also regularly attend further training's. I am an accredited member of the 'United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy' (U.K.C.P.) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P.)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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